About Us

The Star Tennis Coaching Academy is based at Warkworth Tennis and Squash Club just north of Auckland. Star Tennis offers professional tennis lessons for adults and children catering for all levels and ages of player, from beginners to advanced throughout the year during term time. In addition, Star Tennis's popular tennis holiday programme runs in the school holidays with full or half-day options.

Our Coaches

Wesley Whitehouse

Wesley Whitehouse

Wesley is a former ATP Tour Pro and Junior Wimbledon Champion in 1997. He is a current USPTA Level 1 Professional coach and has coached some of the best NZ players, including NZ's long-time #1 ranked player, Marina Erakovic.

Coaching Experience

  • Current director of Star Tennis Ltd, coaching out of Warkworth Tennis and Squash Club
  • Former Head Coach at Browns Bay Racquets Club, Auckland
  • Worked at Tennis Northern with High Performance Squads
  • Former Head Coach at West Harbour Tennis Club, Auckland 
  • Former Assistant Coach at Mairangi Bay Tennis Club, Auckland

Coaching and Playing Achievements

  • Produced 4 National Champions
  • In 1997 made the number 1 rank for Juniors in the world, due to his triumphs in winning Junior Wimbledon, the Japan Open, Thailand Open and Surbiton Open. Wesley was also runner-up in the Junior Australian and US Opens.
  • Throughout 2001 to 2006 Wesley made a number of tennis achievements like ranking at 128 in doubles, making it to the top 16 in Wimbledon doubles and other accomplishments in the Singles and the RCA Championships.